After five years away from the big screen, Mo’Nique is back to flex her acting chops in the Patrik Ian Polk-directed drama Blackbird, alongside Isaiah Washington.
The Oscar-winning actress will play a heartbroken mother dealing with the news that her teenage son (Julian Walker) is gay. The official synopsis states:
“Blackbird tells the story of 17-year-old Randy Rousseau, a devout high school choir boy struggling to come of age in the small religiously conservative Mississippi town he calls home. Randy juggles his role as star of the church choir with facing the everyday trials of life as a high school misfit- a misfit plagued by eerie visions and premonitions. Complicating matters, his little sister has gone missing and his parents have subsequently split up, leaving him to care for his heartbroken mother, Claire. When Claire discovers a shocking secret her son has been hiding, she blames him for the disappearance of his sister. Randy’s father, Lance, who has been keeping a watchful eye on his broken family, steps in to give his son a hand as he struggles to make the difficult transition into manhood.”
Mo’Nique and husband Sidney Hicks will serve as executive producers on Blackbird.
Check out the trailer below.